By George Wier, Milton T. Burton

"With a virtually encyclopedic wisdom of the historical underbelly of Galveston and a ringing suppose for discussion, Long Fall From Heaven incorporates us alongside on a sordid but seamless narrative of murderous mayhem." —Craig Johnson, writer of the Walt Longmire Mysteries

Cueball Boland and Micah Lanscomb—both ex-cops with afflicted pasts—stumble into the trail of a serial killer. The assassin leads them into the darkish background of Galveston while town used to be Texas’ Sin urban. The killer has roots sunk deep into that heritage, however the FBI and the outdated Galveston households don’t wish Cueball and Micah to resolve the crimes. hear heavily. There’s an echo of one other serial killer who stalked the town again in the course of international battle II.

George Wier writes like he talks: Texan. within the Nineteen Nineties he befriended the older novelist Milton T. Burton and the 2 grew to become shut pals. In 1998, Burton, frightened approximately his health and wellbeing, informed Wier this tale and requested him to be his collaborator and relevant author. the 2 associates talked backward and forward, and Wier wrote the radical. in the meantime, impatient with the publishing undefined, George Wier has very effectively e-published his invoice Travis secret sequence. He performs classical violin and nation mess around, dabbles in artwork and images, and is a born promoter of all that he does. this can be his first trade-published novel. He lives in Austin, Texas along with his spouse Sallie.

Milton T. Burton (1947-2011) authored 4 crime novels released through Minotaur/Thomas Dunne. Like Wier, Burton was once a lifelong Texan who breathed the Texas lingo. Burton have been variously a cattleman, a political advisor, and a faculty background instructor. A cantankerous yet beneficiant guy, he loved writing and he loved chatting with his acquaintances, specifically George Wier. He died in December 2011.

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I used to be the nearest agent to apprehending Longnight, and that i was once to show him over to the OSS. ” “OSS? ” Micah requested. “Office of Strategic Services,” Cueball acknowledged. “Precursor to the CIA. ” “Oh. is sensible thus far. ” “I was once afraid Foley used to be going to kill Longnight, although he promised me he wouldn’t. I couldn’t belief him. ” “Pardon me,” Micah stated, “but you couldn’t belief Foley? Weren’t you the federal agent? ” “Your buddy doesn’t like federal agents,” Muldoon acknowledged to Cueball. “No, he it seems that doesn’t,” Cueball answered. Muldoon laughed, and it seemed like an previous hound puppy barking. “Well hell, neither do I,” he acknowledged. “I desire to hell i used to be the person who was once taken off the case and Foley had stumbled on him first. Foley may have performed the fitting factor and rid the area of him. Me? i used to be simply following orders. That’s precisely what these fellows acknowledged at Nuremberg correct sooner than they hung them—every unmarried one among them. ” Cueball nodded. “That’s what they are saying. ” “What did you do with him then? ” Micah requested. Muldoon grew quiet. He stared at Micah for a second, as though seeing him for the 1st time. “What price, i ponder, could you place upon an oath, Mr. Lanscomb? ” one in all Micah’s eyebrows shot up. “What I suggest is, after Minnie advised me who was once coming, I made a cell call,” Muldoon gestured to the telephone by means of his mattress. “I discovered who either one of you have been. You, Mr. Lanscomb, walked off out of your task as sheriff without greater than a ‘by your depart. ’ I’d say that there needed to be a damaged promise someplace in there, irrespective of the conditions. ” Micah’s lips compressed. Cueball glanced at Micah sidelong and shook his head. Don’t say a note. “And you, Mr. Boland…The authentic line is that you just retired as a Dallas cop and went into the safety company. That’s slightly a stereotype, i do know, yet what’s ignored of that's your shut organization with Officer Hog Webern. Did you retire willingly, or have been you compelled out? ” Cueball didn’t leave out a beat. “I’ll commence double-dipping with my social safety while I flip sixty-five. How approximately you? dwelling on relatives investments or anything else? ” Muldoon laughed back and the outdated hound puppy got here out to frolic. The laughter, notwithstanding, broke down right into a healthy of coughing. “You see that bag together with the mattress? ” Muldoon requested, gesturing. “That one takes my urine. Then there’s the desktop over right here that takes my blood and cleans it. ” “Dialysis,” Micah acknowledged. “Right. And the govt. can pay for the full shootin’ fit. They pay for Minnie to keep up me too. And that’s simply because i used to be the single guy alive who may possibly inform Longnight what to do. the single guy he may hearken to. ” Cueball sighed. “You have been conversing approximately oaths. ” “So i used to be. My oath was once that i might by no means divulge to any residing being any of the circumstances—or even the existence—of Longnight. ” “Since there are no less than oath breakers within the room,” Micah stated, “if that’s your competition, then you’re outnumbered and at our mercy. ” “Yes. i will see that. So i guess I’ll sign up for you. From every thing else I’ve discovered approximately you , I couldn’t be in larger corporation.

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